Picture this: you come home after a long day, and you just don’t have the strength to organize your dressing table, or clean your kitchen – sounds familiar doesn’t it?
Well, it’s a common problem that almost all of us face.
But here’s a secret – organizing your home, and keeping it that way, is not as difficult as it sounds. You just need to have a system in place, and follow it religiously.
We have come up with these 10 amazingly simple DIY hacks that are guaranteed to make your life easy.
1 – Start Labeling
Labeling your jars and packs is one of the most basic, and easiest ways of organizing your kitchen. Think about it, you won’t have to open every jar to smell which spices are in there.
Similarly, labeling bags in your freezer, and writing the expiry dates on them will allow you to quickly pull out items that you need while cooking. This helps you avoid the hassle having to open each bag to find the right meat/vegetables for your dish.
2 – Wooden Boards
A piece of wood from your backyard or basement will not only add some much needed flair to your wall, but it is also a great way to hang your scarves, and coats.
Paint the wood a bright color, or match it with the wall – it’s really up to you.
3 – Cardboard As Dividers
Here’s a brilliant idea – use a cardboard box as a divider, and store all your bottles the right way. This will keep them from rolling around in your cupboard, and breaking as a result.
4 – Shoe Organizers For Anything
Shoe organizers have ample amount of space to store things; they can also be conveniently nailed to the back of your bathroom door to save space.
You don’t have to only store shoes in these handy organizers – consider sorting out your socks, perfumes, makeup, etc. into different compartments.
5 – Drink Cans As Holders
Revive your inner artist with this simple DIY method; take an empty can, cut it from the top, put on some paper or paint, and it is ready to be used as a pen/pencil holder.
You can also use food cans, and even empty tissue boxes and rolls, for this. Isn’t this easy and creative?
6 – Utilize Space Under The Stairs For Storage
The most underutilized space in your house is under the stairs – use this empty space by making shelves and drawers, and store your things in it.
From clothes to quilts, and arts and craft supplies, this is the place to keep your stuff organized.
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7 – Paint Your Keys
When you have a bunch of keys, it is frustrating to riffle through each one before you can open your house.
To avoid wasting your time, or panicking when it comes to unlocking a door, paint your keys with different color nail polishes.
8 – Crates As Bookshelf
How about wooden crates as a bookshelf? Instead of buying a shelf, stack empty crates together, vertically and horizontally.
The color of wood itself looks classy – but if you want, you can stain the wood with your favorite paint, screw the crates together, and your DIY shelf is ready!
9 – Teapot As Vase
Most of us have beautiful teapots gathering dust on our shelves – and here’s a great idea to put them to use.
Use an old teapot as a flower vase, and place it in any room where you want to add an instant pop of color.
10 – Curtain Tiebacks
If you have necklaces that you do not wear anymore, turn them into curtain tiebacks.
Rhinestones, pearls, and beads can all be used to add a certain amount of elegance to your plain old curtains.
These are some of the easiest DIY hacks to organize your home without stretching your budget, or spending too much time on the project!